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The national anthem of the United States of America is probably one of the most recognized tunes in the world, yet the meaning of the words is largely a mystery, even to those who know them. The story of how and why the anthem came to be written and why it has the words it does is the story of a doctor and a lawyer caught up in a war within a greater war that rocked the ...more
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Published August 30th 2012 by Tony Cross
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Jason Corfman
Aug 06, 2013 Jason Corfman rated it it was amazing
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A very interesting book detailing the events leading up to the seige of Fort McHenry, which is where Francis Scott Key got his inspiration for what was to become the United States National Anthem. Also details the history of the tune (which Key did not write) and followed the path the song took to becoming the National Anthem.
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